Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
January 05, 2009
For Immediate Release:
Shakespeare Fans Have More To Look Forward To Than The Ides Of March!
For most people in Saskatoon, summer couldn't come soon enough! The relentless barrage of cold winter weather has sunk the city into a deep, dark freeze leaving the next few months looking pretty grim. In spite of Mother Nature's cruel winter plans, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has a little something in the works that should help brighten the futures of chilly Saskatoon theatergoers.
While it will still be some time before Saskatoon can expect to see Shakespeare's bright summer tents along the sunny Meewasin Trail, the company is pleased to announce a new opportunity for enthusiastic fans to enjoy the magic of Shakespeare during the cold winter months: a winter reading of the brutal and bloody tragedy Titus Andronicus. Two performances are scheduled for the weekend of March 21st and 22nd and will be Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s first opportunity to take advantage of Persephone Theatre’s newly-completed Backstage Stage.
Modeled after a series of play readings in New York City, this experimental new project is a major step in expanding Shakespeare beyond the summer months and will allow the company to explore seldom performed works that are inappropriate for its regular summer setting. With the help of an important capacity building grant from SaskCulture, this project is designed to “test the waters” for community interest and future viability and is also a fun way to warm fans up for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary season.
For more information contact Trevor Broughton, Marketing and Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org